GREAT PLAYS IN AZTEC HISTORY
These are totally subjective lists. No one can really pick out 10 or so plays from
30+ years. They're really here for guys to see how they used to be. However, if you
remember a great play, great run, great sack etc from a specific game, email me.
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Esperanza vs. La Habra. In only the Aztec's 4th season of football the Aztecs took on La Habra,
the # 1 team in the county. Jim's leaping catch was the key play in a come from behind drive
in the 4th quarter.
Derrick breaks loose on a 93 yard touchdown run which is still a school record
Esperanza vs. Hart in CIF Semifinals. 17 seconds left. Keith McDonald hits Reid Pullen
with a TE delay despite Hart DE who almost pulls Reid's jersey off trying to hold him up.
Travis ( LDT # 76 ) stuffs the dive, drives his guard into the qb and runs down the pitch.
Esperanza vs. Edison - The Aztecs need a win to go to the playoffs. Aztecs trail 10- 7 and have
had no success moving the ball. 4th Quarter 4th and 10 from their own 20 with 2 minutes to
go. Nick Armentrout hits Wes Williams for an 80 yard touchdown.
Charles Neal 40 yard TD run in upset CIF victory. Neal runs over defenders and referee.
Aztecs trail 21 - 19 with 1:30 left and Capo. Valley with the ball. Jacob White strips the ball and Felix Badillo returns the ball for a TD.
HITS - "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
Big Hit 1977 Esperanza vs. Fullerton. Noseman Brett Ralston # 62 Big Hit 1978 Esperanza vs. Valencia. Lber Jim Jorgensen # 35 Big Hit 1984 Esperanza vs. El Modena LBer Steve Torrez meets FB in hole Big Hit 1987 Esperanza vs. Loara Jason Moler hitting receiver Big Hit 1987 Esperanza vs. Marina Doug Saunders ? on sideline Big Hit 1991 Esperanza vs Santa Ana . Linebacker Tom Pellicer Big Hi 1991 Esperanza vs. Santa Ana. Strong Safety Jason Long Big Hit 1992 Esperanza vs. Katella. Linebacker Travis McCullough Big Hit 1993 Esperanza vs. Long Beach Poly. Linebacker Jim Stewart in third clip. Big Hit 1993 Esperanza vs. El Dorado. Linebacker Jim Stewart Big Hit 1996 Esperanza vs. Fountain Valley. Safety Jon Lofdahl. Big Hit 1997 Esperanza vs. Servite. Corner Mike Harrison knocks helmet off receiver. Big Hit 1998 Esperanza vs. Edison. Hit on QB. Def. Tackle Travis Pendleton Big Hit 2006 Esperanza vs. Murrieta Valley. Linebacker Taylor McKinney Big Hit 2007 Esperanza vs. Servite 2007 CIF Quarterfinals. Linebacker Blake Poole hits Servite
running back in hole so hard his earpad pops out and he fumbles.
RUNS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
BLOCKS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
2005 - Joe Witeck Esperanza vs. Murrietta Valley Right Guard Joe Wittick gets a 4 on the blocking grading. He makes his blocks, keeps the runner from falling and blocks downfield. 2007 - Jake Pendleton Esperanza vs. Los Alamitos Tightend Jake Pendleton # 88 comes down on the inside Lber.
PASSES "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
CATCHES "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
sends Aztecs to CIF. Greg Farrell to Ryan Murray.
2000 - Robbie Gingg Final winning drive with time running out. Ryan Saucedo throws pass which Gingg tips; it bounces off defender and is caught by Gingg.
keep ball and run out clock.
SACKS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
KICKOFF RETURNS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
PUNT RETURNS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
INTERCEPTIONS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
2009 - Grant Stubblefield vs
BLOCKED KICKS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
ODD STUFF "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
TRICK PLAYS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
SALLYS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
SAFETIES "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
55 YARD FIELD GOAL "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
LONG PUNTS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
GOALLINE STANDS "If the clip doesn't come up, hit 'Refresh"
YEAR BY YEAR
1970 Coach P catching a TD vs. El Dorado at Bradford Stadium.
1976 CIF PLAYOFFS
1977 CIF PLAYOFFS
1978 ORANGE LEAGUE CHAMPS
1979 CIF CHAMPIONS
1980 ORANGE LEAGUE CHAMPS CIF FINALISTS
1981 CIF SEMIFINALS
1982 CIF FINALS - EMPIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
1983 CIF - SEMIFINALS
1984 CIF FINALS - EMPIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
1985 CIF PLAYOFFS
1986 CIF QUARTERFINALS
1987 CIF PLAYOFFS
1989 CIF PLAYOFFS
1990 EMPIRE LEAGUE AND CIF CHAMPS
1991 EMPIRE LEAGUE CHAMPS-CIF FINALISTS
1992 CIF CHAMPS
1993 CIF PLAYOFFS
1994 CIF PLAYOFFS
1995 SUNSET CHAMPS
1996 SUNSET CHAMPS
1997 SUNSET CHAMPS CIF QUARTERFINALS
1998 CIF PLAYOFFS
1999 CIF PLAYOFFS
2000 SUNSET CHAMPS CIF SEMI-FINALISTS
2002 CIF QUARTERFINALS
2003 CIF PLAYOFFS
2004 CIF SEMI-FINALISTS
2005 (8th best rushing team in state history)
SUNSET CHAMPS CIF FINALISTS
2006 SUNSET CHAMPS CIF PLAYOFFS
2007 SUNSET CHAMPS CIF QUARTERFINALS
2008 SUNSET CHAMPS CIF QUARTERFINALS